Having Kids Didn’t Stop Me From Seeing The World (And It Shouldn’t Stop You!)

I am sure all of you (whether you have kids, plan to have kids or are currently pregnant) have heard the same thing over and over again – Kids stop you. They stop you from partying, they stop you from going to the movies or on dates and they stop you from being spontaneous and traveling. I’ll admit, some of it is true – it’s been…

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What We’ve Learned From Traveling Internationally (Twice!) With Hudson @ 8 Months Old

Phew, so some of you may have read this post a few months back about our tips for traveling with a baby. We thought we were such pros, and then suddenly Hudson because a human and not a blob, and it was a whole new ball game! Let me preface this post by saying we are still not perfect AT ALL, and there’s definitely trips where…

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10 Things Suggested By You For The 8 Month Sleep Regression

8 Month Sleep Regression

Being a baby is tough, and being an 8 month old is impossible. These poor guys are teething, learning how their bodies work AND they’re learning to speak our language all at the same time. To top it off, they’re also not sleeping well – Which just hit us here in casa Degreff this week. The 8 month sleep regression. Yikes.   When I needed…

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My 12 Pieces For 12 Days Challenge: Minimalist Packing

Let me pose a challenge to you: On your next trip, pack only 12 pieces of clothing (or one piece for each day of your trip). On this trip to Denmark, I challenged myself to become a minimalist packing pro, and I snapped some pics along my journey.   Here’s what I am choosing to pack on my 12 day Euro trip (Hint: They are…

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Hudson’s Play Area

When I began staying home with Hudson, I quickly realized that it was a pain to constantly be setting up his toys and then putting them away every day. It felt like wasted time and energy, but I also don’t like a mess all over the house. I rearranged some furniture, and ended up creating this simple little corner for him to hang out in…

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Hudson’s 8 Month Update!

I know a lot of parents say they love these months with their baby, but I found month 7 to be extremely trying. Hudson is in the midst of teething and dealing with separation anxiety, and it has felt like I can’t get in a breath some days. Last month he was very relaxed, and all of a sudden he is super needy again, like…

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Is It A Sin To Turn 30 Without Owning One Designer Bag?

  So, I just wanted to put this out in the world for all of you other women my age – As my 30th birthday quickly approaches (4 days away!) aside from feeling thankful and fulfilled by the first 30 years of my life, I have this one huge itching thought in my brain – Do I need to get myself a really REALLY nice…

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How We Travel Light With A 7 Month Old

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Traveling with a baby isn’t easy. It’s more of a “trip” than a vacation these days, but after tons of research I think we’ve finally figured out how to travel the lightest way possible. On this trip to Italy, we only brought 2 carry ons and 1 checked bag along with an umbrella stroller. We don’t feel weighed down by our stuff at all, yet…

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Pressures of Turning 30

In less than a month I turn 30. It feels almost fake saying it out loud, because of how quickly my twenties flew by. Entering my twenties I felt a lot of pressure to figure things all out. It felt like a decade of self discovery – Where do I want to work? Who do I want to be within the real-world? Who do I…

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Living Room Refresh With Lulu & Georgia

After living here for almost two years, I kept feeling like the living room needed a change (this is how it looked before). I love our coffee table and knew that it was here to stay, but I still wasn’t sold on the rug or the accessories in the room. Our side table and lamp were from our last apartment, and I knew they needed to be…

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Hudson’s 7 Month Update + Unpublished Photos

I know I say this every month, but this month was my favorite month with my baby! He’s turning into such a little person, and he’s sharp as a tack. I also was able to spend every day with him this month since leaving my job, which is incredible. I will never ever forget this time with him. Thank you all so much for pushing…

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7 Tips To Prepare for a Roadtrip + A VIDEO!

As you guys who have followed along for a while may know, we’re huge roadtrippers. Since Matt and I met, we’ve been on more roadtrips than we can remember (here’s one of my faves!) I’m excited to share 7 tips to prepare for a roadtrip that we swear by! 1. Stay organized – We make sure everything we’re bringing with is stored in an organized fashion,…

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Condo Woes: Why We Still Dream of a Home

I live in a condo. I also work, cook, parent, clean and take care of the laundry in said condo. My apartment is probably maximum 1100 square feet, which in NY standards is HUGE, and I love the cozy feeling of it. But, some days it does feel like we’re bursting at the seams. I am sure all of you out there who live without…

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Easy Summer Updo Tutorial

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This is one of my go-to hairstyles, especially in the Summer, so I figured I would share this easy summer updo tutorial with you guys! It takes literally seconds, and looks so adorable all day (Here’s another fun hair tutorial I shared recently)! Make sure to subscribe to my YOUTUBE channel for more videos coming soon!  …

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How Buying A Home Changes You: Parentomorphosis + A VIDEO!

Matt and I bought this apartment almost 2 years ago, and since buying a home we turned from messy tenants into two people who treat home like it’s a prized possession (because let’s be honest, it is!) Growing up, I had clothes all over the place, sand in my bed from the beach and I did my laundry once a month, if that. But, like most…

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9 Things New Moms Shouldn’t Be Ashamed Of

This post is sponsored by Vagisil® & SheKnows Media. Last Tuesday, I had the pleasure of attending a panel called “Wine & Gyn” in NYC. Tbh, an event like this would have never made me excited before having Hudson, but now after having gone through childbirth, I absolutely love to hear other women candidly speak about their own experiences in a judgement-free room. It was…

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Easy Crown Braid Hair Tutorial

One of the biggest requests that you’ve all sent my way is a video of the easy crown braid hair tutorial I am always buzzing about! This is my go-to hairstyle, and you’ve seen it tons of times on this blog (here, here and here to name a few!) It’s perfect for dirty hair, and I usually use this hairstyle on vacation, or if I…

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1 Must-Have When Roadtripping With A Baby

We’re quickly becoming pretty good at roadtripping with a baby, and bringing the car on trips makes bringing baby gear much easier! We were excited to test out the CYBEX Cloud Q carseat in this beautiful Autumn Gold color that I’ve chosen as “Hudson’s color” since he was born. I always see the Cloud Q out and about, and they look so sleek! There’s a few really…

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Mornings Like These

* This post was sponsored by Macy’s but all opinions are my own! So many mornings, I instantly jump up to check e-mails or start crossing off items on my to-do list, and it feels so good to take a morning like this once in a while to eat some fruit in bed, enjoy my coffee and lounge around in these insanely cozy joggers from Macy’s…

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My 1st Mother’s Day

My first Mother’s Day was a day of few pictures, but here’s the only ones we snapped! I woke up to Matt making me breakfast (a yogurt parfait) and Hudson’s cute smile! We fed him pineapple for the first time and then I played with him until he took a full two hour nap (usually he only naps for an hour in the morning!) While he…

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